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The Nobel Lecture in Literature, 2003

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In his acceptance speech for the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature, J. M. Coetzee delivered an intriguing and enigmatic short story, ?He and His Man.? The story features Robinson Crusoe, long after his return from the island, reflecting on death and spectacle, writing and allegory, solitude and sociability, as he searches his mind for some true understanding of the ?man? who ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published December 7th 2004 by Penguin Books (first published 2003)
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Sidharth Vardhan
It is actually 'He and his man'. A short story narrated as Nobel speech, about relationship between a book character and its author; as Robinson Crusoe narrates his reflections of world in general and Daniel Defoe in particular.
John
Feb 09, 2008 John rated it really liked it
The Nobel acceptance lecture from a man who studied computer science and linguistics, then proceeded to write some of the great literature of the end of the 20th Century. He talks about Robinson Crusoe quite a bit. I left with the feeling that I really ought to read much, much more of Dafoe's work.
Marco
Aug 09, 2016 Marco rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Weinig boek. Kort verhaal. Tafelrede bij Nobelbanket. Goed verzonnen, het vervolg op Robinson Crusoe.
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Apr 17, 2010 §-- rated it did not like it
What a ripoff. It's just a dumb re-take on Robinson Crusoe, and it's not even that good. I feel a bit like I did when Margaret Atwood came to speak at my college and she just read an environmentalist remix of "A Christmas Carol" ("the ghost of the environment past, ghost of the environment present," you get it).

I'm not really sure what Coetzee was trying to say. Despite this, I still want to read his novels.


You can watch the lecture, it turns out, here:

http://nobelprize.org/mediaplayer/ind...
ELmin Ağahəsənli
Aug 23, 2016 ELmin Ağahəsənli rated it liked it
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Cənubi Afrika yazıçısının 2003-ci il Nobel nitqi.Yazıçı Daniel Defo'nun " Robinzon Kruzo "əsərinə müraciət edir.Bu çıxış " O və onun nökəri "adlanır.Kutzee Robinlə Cümənin adadan qurtulduqdan sonrakı münasibətlərindən bəhs edir.
Jesse
Feb 07, 2014 Jesse rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Een aardig verhaal van Coetzee, niet z'n sterkte, aangevuld met een essay van Grunberg waar ik geen touw aan vast wist te knopen.
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Fascinating
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YES.

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John Maxwell Coetzee is an author and academic from South Africa. He is now an Australian citizen and lives in South Australia.
A novelist and literary critic as well as a translator, Coetzee has won the Booker Prize twice and was awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature.
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